Author: Alexandra Pope

And then there was one, or two, or four, at most

As voting begins in the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, “Mad Max” Bernier is starting to look as unstoppable as Mel Gibson behind the wheel of a tricked out oil tanker. He’s got the endorsement of campaign drop-out Kevin O’Leary and broad support among mad-as-hell Conservatives who want radical change in Ottawa. But hang on, writes Alexandra Pope, an anybody-but-Bernier movement may be gathering around one of the other frontrunners.


The real truth about fake news

This article does not contain the real story about what happened on 9/11 or Barack
Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate or proof that the Democrats operated a child sex ring in a Washington pizza joint. Instead it is Alexandra Pope’s rueful exploration of the fake news phenomenon and its explosive growth on social media. There’s a lie and a sucker who believes it born every millisecond on the Internet, and it’s getting harder and harder to separate fact from fiction. But Pope says there’s one sure way to get real news on the web –pay for it.